THE DESIGN OF STRUCTURES WITH FITTINGS
- Fittings are made from galvanized cast iron and are supplied, as standard, with coated and hardened steel grub screws. They are suitable for use in the construction of tubular structures using standard galvanized steel or aluminum pipe.
- When designing structures with vertical and horizontal members which cross within a fitting, tube continuity must be maintained for the vertical, unless there is a specific structural reason to do otherwise.
- Anchors and fixings must be specified to take account of the fixture thickness and design loads according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Attention must be paid to the nature, mechanical properties and condition of the civil structure or substrate to which the structure is to be fixed to ensure its ability to withstand the design loads.
- Consideration must be given to the environmental conditions (eg: saline, cyclical loads or vibration), which the structure will have to endure in service, and the possible implications for service life and the need for regular inspections to check the integrity and condition of structures and the tightness of grub screws.
- Fittings must not be used in scaffolding.
- Fittings must not be welded.
- Contact Wagner with additional questions.